Goa Liberation Day: 19th December

  • The Goa Liberation day is celebrated every year on December 19 in India to mark the victory of Indian armed forces to free Goa from 450 years of the Portuguese rule.
  • Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia led the Goa liberation movement on June 18, 1946, with the aim of liberating Goa by gathering young Goans.
  • The Union of India was completed with Goa’s liberation on December 19, 1961.
  • Goa continued to be a UT till 1987 and then was given statehood by becoming the 25th state of India.